Every time we visit a Volkswgen dealership to pick a car up for a test drive, our collective corneas are inundated with the color blue. The cleaner cars this German automaker makes are not labeled green, they "Think Blue."
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"Think Blue" is like their think tank for fuel efficiency, at the same time serving as a motto for the cleanest VWs on sale. Our favorite is not the ultra-efficient Golf or Polo, it's this car, the Eco Up!, the most efficient natural gas car in Germany and also among the cheapest on sale in Europe.
The car uses jut 2.9 kg of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) every 100 covered kilometers. With CNG prices in Germany, that would equate to around €3/100 km. It can also travel for up to 600 km on a single tank. It's classes as an A+ efficiency car and only emits 79 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
And even though it's designed in the shape of a box, we think it's kind of cute, and certainly more practical than a three-door Fiat 500.
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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